LOS ANGELES – The owner of a Georgia medical clinic alleges that a Petaluma clinic is unlawfully using its mark.
Gez Agolli, individually and doing business Progressive Medical Management, filed a complaint on June 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against CA Progressive Medical Centers Inc., Charles Zanco, Institute for Progressive Medicine, et al. alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since 1998, he has been using the Progressive mark to advertise itself and its products. It alleges that the defendants, who also provide health and medical services in competition with the plaintiff, is using the Progressive mark without his authorization.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to get authorization, license, or permission from plaintiff before using the mark in selling and advertising their products and services and continues to use unauthorized marks to confuse and mislead consumers.
The plaintiff seeks an award of actual and punitive damages, award of its costs, disbursements, other expenses, prejudgment interest, and such other relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by James E. Doroshow and Ashe Puri of Fox Rothschild LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-04665